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2017 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AWARDS Clark honored for service to Soapstone

Top: Pictured at Clemson University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service last month at the Brooks Center on campus are, More »

Doodle Trail extension nearing completion

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com EASLEY — Easley officials are working to set a date for a ribbon cutting More »

Easley City Council gets first look at police department’s new K9 officers

Easley Police Department Officer Tay Brinston introduced his new partner, Lou, to city council members on Monday night. Lou is More »

Local players named to SC

PICKENS — Pickens County volleyball continues to be strong, as several area players were recently named to South Carolina All-State More »

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom

Part 1: Outsmarting the slaveholders By Dr. Thomas Cloer, Jr. Special to The Courier lavery kept black people illiterate and More »

Local kids win in state JAC club art contest

Five of the first-place state winners in the Junior American Citizens Club Art Contest. UPSTATE — The Junior American Citizens More »

 

2017 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AWARDS Clark honored for service to Soapstone

Top: Pictured at Clemson University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service last month at the Brooks Center on campus are, from left, Clemson chief diversity officer Lee Gill, Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Excellence winners Mable Clark, Erin Hughes and Vivian Morris, and Clemson president Jim Clements.

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Fighting to keep historic black church alive, local woman’s efforts recognized by Clemson

CLEMSON — Clemson University recently honored a woman who has spent much of her life trying to preserve an important part of Pickens’ African-American history.

Mable Owens Clark, the last living descendant of the original

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Doodle Trail extension nearing completion

By Jason Evans
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EASLEY — Easley officials are working to set a date for a ribbon cutting on the extension of the Doodle Trail.

City administrator Stephen Steese told city council members during their February council meeting Monday night that

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Whitehurst: Attorney put council at risk of suit

By Justin Lee Campbell
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PICKENS — Councilman Trey Whitehurst warned Pickens County Council last week that it could face a possible Freedom of Information Act lawsuit due to legal advice from county attorney Ken Roper.

Whitehurst, District 2 representative for Central and Six Mile,

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Rice proposes workshop for elected officials

By Greg Oliver
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COUNTY — Pickens County has seen a number of newly elected officials take office in recent months, whether on county council, the school board or the Pickens County Legislative Delegation.

With that in mind, along with a desire to prioritize the most pressing issues facing the county, newly elected State Sen. Rex Rice proposed during a recent Pickens United meeting that a one-day workshop take place.

“I don’t personally know what is the plan for the county or have anything up to date, but I think it would be beneficial for this group as well as industry if we have some type of planning day,” Rice said. Rice said efforts to improve S.C. Highway 183,

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Easley City Council gets first look at police department’s new K9 officers

Easley Police Department Officer Tay Brinston introduced his new partner, Lou, to city council members on Monday night. Lou is one of two new K9 officers.Jason Evans/ Courier

By Jason Evans
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jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — There were some special guests at the February

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Local players named to SC

PICKENS — Pickens County volleyball continues to be strong, as several area players were recently named to South Carolina All-State teams.

Pickens placed two players on the Coaches Association for Women’s Sports 2016 Volleyball All-State team. One player

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Soapstone set to host fundraiser

PICKENS — Soapstone Church invites everyone to a special fundraiser at the church, located at 296 Liberia Road in Pickens, this Saturday, Feb. 18.

The event will feature fine cooking and will be held from

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National health and nutrition survey

PICKENS — The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the most comprehensive survey of the health and nutritional status of the U.S. population, is coming to Pickens County beginning on Feb. 25.

But why Pickens County?

All counties in the United States have a chance to be selected

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Hope springs eternal when it’s time to plant

Spring is coming. There is hope. All winter we’ve waited on Fowler Farm. And even though the calendar says we have another month until March 21, not everything is on board with the calendar date. We ordered the tomato seeds from Park

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Bonnie:

My wife has Alzheimer’s. My youngest daughter never married and has moved in, rent free to “take care” of us. She is very controlling and self-serving. She has reduced me to feel emasculated and insignificant. My own health is declining,

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